It is fall in New England. This is my favorite time of the year and my favorite place to spend it. The weather cools down, there is a crispness in the air that refreshes and revitalizes you, there are apples, fall festivals, Halloween, and of course, it means we are closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
There are several fall fairs we plan on attending this fall. We want to go to the Big E which is a huge event taking place in Springfield for like 16 days. It is so big that we plan on what we want to see before we go. This year, we want to see the crafts, the animals, and go through the state buildings. You can get the best baked potato in the Maine building. Yum!
We also want to go to the Bolton fair which is at the end of the month. It is always fairly big and very enjoyable. This is the fair that I will let Ivi go on the rides so that we don't have to stand in the incredibly long lines at the Big E.
There is also Kids Fest at Wachusett Mountain which is September 22 and 23 and the Apple Fest (sponsored by The Red Apple Farm which is in my hometown) on October 13,14, 20 & 21.
We also have the Fall Harvest Festival in Fitchburg in October. Ivi is very excited about this one because they have a pumpkin carving contest. We are already brainstorming on patterns for our pumpkins.
This morning was wonderful. It was cool (which meant my makeup wouldn't melt off before I left the house) and we were super organized. The only frustrating thing is Ivi's bus came early. Yesterday it came at 8:07, today at 7:37. There is no consistency with that thing.
The best thing about this morning is, I was able to knit for 15 minutes. I worked on Ivi's scarf. It is made with the scratchiest Red Heart ever in this variegated brown and blue which is pretty ugly on its own. I am holding it with a strand of beautiful fun fur to make it soft and it helps so much with the colors. I should be able to finish it in about 2 days. Then it is back to the nephew's sweater.
I also want to make a lapghan for wounded soldiers if I have time. I have until the beginning of December and then I need to mail it. Oh, I do hope I can get to it this year.
Well, I hope everyone has a great day.